Well, it’s been another really long week, but it ended on a high note at the beach! Woo hoo! My happy place!
Monday: My son stayed home from school. He had played outside all day at the party and spent most of Sunday night coughing. He didn’t sleep much at all. I ran three miles after taking my two girls to school.
I wrote one of my first and only political posts on my FB page and IG in regards to the women’s march. I am Christian, conservative, and PRO-life. If you’d like to read the post click here: Promote love and peace.
Tuesday: Addy’s official 10th birthday!
My oldest daughter, Aubrynn had a playoff soccer game in Pass Christian. Unfortunately they lost 5-3 and that will end her first season as a Lady Wildcat. She has been playing varsity soccer for the high school as a 7th grader. We are so proud of her! I closed my cardio class due to the game so I ran a 4 mile tempo run Tuesday morning.
Wednesday I ran 5 miles and hit the trails at the end. I am always pretty tired on Wednesdays and my running showed it. My legs did not want to climb any more hills so I finished on the trails by my house!
Thursday: my little boy finally made it back to school. Even my oldest had a sore throat this week and missed school Wednesday. I taught my class that afternoon and we focused on our core. We start off with a warm up plus cardio.
Friday: I needed a 8-9 mile long run to make up for the long run I missed the week before. I woke up with severe palpitations. I have Mitral Valve Prolapse so I have palpitations and chest pain from time to time. My heart rate had dropped into the 50’s and sometimes that causes my heart to get out of rhythm. I decided to just do a short run instead of my long run. A short run will bring my heart rate up and get it back into rhythm. A longer run could have made it worse and made me feel more fatigued. I’ve had trouble with fatigue since I got sick over Christmas. So I ran three miles for Friday and called it a day.
I signed up for Jeff Galloway’s running school earlier this month and my husband said I should go down to Gulf Shores, Alabama for the night. After several stressful weeks, this little beach trip was just what I needed! I left early Saturday morning and went straight to the Hangout. I listened to Jeff Galloway speak on the walk/run method, nutrition and I took about 4 pages of notes! He spent a lot of time with our group answering questions. He signed my books and took a picture with me. He told me I was an inspiration to my kids and that made me feel really good.
I also got to meet a fellow blogger and IG friend, Debra @happyrunningsole! She was super sweet and we talked for a long time. I love connecting with other runnng friends and hope to see her again at a race in the future!
I spent the rest of my Saturday shopping, ate a nice dinner at The Wharf and even watched Patriot’s Day all by myself! That’s a little out of my comfort zone, but I feel safe at the beach and have been going down there since I was a little girl.
I am so thankful for my little getaway to my happy place. A great way to end the week. How was your week? Half marathon number 15 is in less than two week and I’m pretty behind on training. 7 miles is the longest I’ve been able to run. Do you ever get behind on your training? Hope y’all have a great week!